Restoring Credibility
Walter Hussman: Restoring faith in newspapers

Hussman encourages all newspapers to adopt Statement of Core Values

In response to requests from a number of individuals since his talk at the inaugural meeting of America's Newspapers, Walter Hussman Jr. is sharing his Statement of Core Values on this website. He said: "I believe adopting a statement like this can help improve our relationship with our readers as a trusted and professional source on news."
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How to reengage your email subscribers

Newspaper publishers are realizing a long list of email subscribers doesn’t mean much if they are not actually opening their messages. Here what some are doing to reengage those dormant subscribers.

Smithfield Times is being sold

The Smithfield Times in Virginia will have a new owner for the first time in 33 years.

Over half of Americans get their news from social media

Now the majority of American adults say they "often" or "sometimes" get their news from social media. A new Pew Research Center report has the statistics.

How eight nonprofit newsrooms increased their major gifts

With a little coaching, nonprofit newsrooms can increase their funding from major donors by as much as an astounding 367 percent, according to a new report from the Institute of Nonprofit News.

Are you in the photos from America’s Newspapers inaugural meeting?

Seen at America’s Newspapers inaugural meeting: A photo gallery

Texas paper is accepting paid endorsement letters on ballot measures

Does your community have amendments and propositions on the ballot this November? As the number of endorsement letters in this Texas community grew, the Denton Record-Chronicle began charging to run them.

Your reporters need to take Newsroom Economics 101. Here’s a start

How much do your journalists know about your newspaper’s digital business? In this piece, The Lenfest Institute’s Matt Skibinski answers: Not much. So he goes about explaining the key digital metrics every journalists should understand such as Customer Lifetime Value, RPM, marginal ad revenue and subscription influence ratings.

Gimbals for video: A tool for journalists on the move

Emily Kummerfeld, University of Missouri graduate student, interviewed veteran video editor Monty Davis of The Kansas City Star about gimbals and video journalism.

Texas, Oklahoma student newspapers collaborate for epic dual issue

While the rivalry on the football field is real, two college newspaper staffs came together to produce a 48-page, double-cover issue to commemorate the Red River Showdown played last weekend.

Boone Newspapers goes live with Brainworks CRM

Boone Newspapers has taken its relationship with Brainworks to the next level by going live with Brainworks CRM.

A new champion for newspapers is born

America’s Newspapers – the association formed from the merger of the Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association – was ceremonially launched October 6 at its inaugural meeting in Chicago.
Highlights from conference sessions

Digital-not-so-ready: Initial findings from the GNI Subscriptions Lab

So what are the newspaper participants learning from the Google News Initiative Subscriptions Lab? Hint: Something about themselves.

Take advantage of a tool everyone already uses: Email

Email is a daily part of millions of American's daily lives. So why aren't newspapers taking advantage of this amazing revenue generating opportunity? News-Press & Gazette Company's Kristen Frey and Observer Media Group's Emily Walsh talked about the insights they've gained from experimenting with email marketing.

Protecting public notices and the vital information they provide to communities

Many advertisers find the process they must go through to place public notices to be frustrating, Legislators what to change the law to move legal notices out of newspapers (and onto state and local websites) and publishers are doing their best to make the process work. Where's it all heading and what will be key to hanging onto public notices?

Putting challenges in perspective: Difficult doesn't mean impossible

"I love journalism," Mi-Ai Parrish told publishers gathered for the inaugural meeting of America's Newspapers, "and so do all of you. I love that we're watchdogs and storytellers. We're advocates, innovators. We're business strategists and community leaders. We're friends and neighbors, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters. We help connect our readers to the world and to the communities we serve. We enrich and inform, delight and unite."

Hussman encourages all newspapers to adopt Statement of Core Values

In response to requests from a number of individuals since his talk at the inaugural meeting of America's Newspapers, Walter Hussman Jr. is sharing his Statement of Core Values on this website. He said: "I believe adopting a statement like this can help improve our relationship with our readers as a trusted and professional source on news."

In battle with digital giants, looking for a 'safe harbor' in Congress

The advocacy interests of America's Newspapers falls right in line with the first topic addressed at the Inaugural Meeting of America's Newspapers. The News Media Alliance's Danielle Coffey talked about frustrations she encounters when lobbying on Capitol Hill and the latest in the newspaper industry's campaign to get a fair revenue arrangement with the digital giants.

How the Battle of New Orleans was Won

The "pirate" marketing tactics that The Advocate employed in the Battle of New Orleans played a key role in helping the paper overtake The Times-Picayune in the fight for dominance.

Small is the new big: Niche publications that are year-round revenue generators

What do backyard poultry, goats and beekeeping have in common? All are niche interests that have been scaled into reliable revenue generators.

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Former Forum Communications CEO honored with high Inland award

Lloyd Case: Recipient of the Ralph D. Casey/Minnesota Award

SNPA's staunchest advocate honored for 43 years of service

Edward VanHorn: Recipient of SNPA's Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award

Joyce McCullough honored with Carlsen Distinguished Service Award

Joyce McCullough: Receipient of the Ray Carlsen Distinguished Service Award

Carmage Walls Commentary Prize honors courageous editorial writing

Peter Kovacs, editor of The Advocate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, accepted the Carmage Walls Prize on behalf of Danny Heitman and Lanny Keller.

PJ Browning honored as E&P magazine's Publisher of the Year

PJ Browning: Recipient of E&P magazine's Publisher of the Year Award

Industry News

Participate in Cribb, Greene & Cope's Survey

Newspaper owners and executives are encouraged to participate in the Annual Publisher Confidence Survey. The survey asks 11 questions that provide direct feedback from publishers on revenue, profit and other current trends in the publishing industry. The survey takes less than two minutes to complete, and results are provided immediately so publishers can see how others are responding.